Thank you to the Federal Academy of Ballet and Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara for participating in the celebration of International Dance Day, which is an event celebrated in the whole world initiated by the International Dance Council UNESCO. As a member it is our duty to promote and celebrate this day with dance of any kind and in any manner whether a performance, class, workshop, dance exchange or festival, even a residency or social dancing.
International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO, and is celebrated yearly, on April 29. The date is not linked to a particular person or a particular form of dance, although it’s also the day when the French dancer and ballet master Jean-Georges Noverre was born. The main purpose of Dance Day events is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance. Emphasis should be given to addressing a new public, people who do not follow dance events during the course of the year.